As far as Benjamin's parents are concerned, his future is sewn up. Now he has graduated from college, will go to Yale or Harvard, get a good job and enjoy life. When his parents' friend, an older woman, strips naked in front of him and they begin an affair, it seems he might have found a way out.... show more
As far as Benjamin's parents are concerned, his future is sewn up. Now he has graduated from college, will go to Yale or Harvard, get a good job and enjoy life. When his parents' friend, an older woman, strips naked in front of him and they begin an affair, it seems he might have found a way out. That is, until her daughter comes into the picture.
Publish date: November 24th 2009
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Media Tie In
, 20th Century
, Coming Of Age
Rarely do I prefer film versions of a book over the book itself, but there's no contest here. Love or hate The Graduate - the cult 1960s film - you gotta agree it has heart, or at least that almost intangible something that burns it into memory. To me that something has always been the very ending o...
Hace tiempo vi la película, y me gustó... ahí. No la tengo entre mis favoritas, tiene detalles que no me terminan de cerrar, cosas que se ven forzadas. No sé. Pero sí sé que a raíz de esta extraña sensación que tengo con la película, tengo ganas de leerlo. Quizás lo que se ve forzado, se lee mejor; ...
Benjamin Braddock is a slightly older Holden Caulfield with a degree. He comes home from college, has an affair with an older married woman, then pursues her daughter. The movie is apparently good but this book wasn't worth reading.
I read this before I ever saw the film and this is one of the rare times the movie blows the book out of the water. The story is a good one but the writing was bland and the constant weird dialogue threw me off.
I enjoyed seeing this movie years - more like decades - ago. The combination of Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock and the fantastic score performed by Simon and Garfunkel, made this a hit for me and I was looking forward to revisiting this story in audio. The book closely follows the movie. Ben...